Avis car rental and a day care center are coming to Countryside

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By Steve Metsch A car rental company and a day care center/nursery school are coming to Countryside. The city council – at its only meeting in November – approved an ordinance that creates the special use variation needed to permit Avis Budget Car Rental at 9665 W. 55th St. That’s the address of Highline Automotive,…

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Video game arcade coming to Bridgeview

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By Steve Metsch A new video game and gaming network arcade will be opening in Bridgeview. “A new business wants to create a place for people to play video games. This is not a gambling thing,” Trustee James Cecott told the board. “This is just a video game (place) like you see on TV where…

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Sky Zone to sue if Orland Park yanks license

By Jeff Vorva The final arguments were made. Now, it’s in the hands of the board members and the mayor. The Village of Orland Park revoked Sky Zone Trampoline Park’s license in December after a Sept. 12 incident involving fighting that spilled into the parking lot and a reported 800-plus people – many of whom…

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Comings & Goings: Andy’s Frozen Custard opens in Palos Heights

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Missouri-based Andy’s Frozen Custard opened the doors without fanfare at 11 a.m. Friday at its Palos Heights location at 12805 S. Harlem Ave. A grand opening may be held in the spring. The Palos Heights location is the chain’s fifth in the south suburbs. The company first moved into the Chicago marketplace in 2011 in…

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New restaurants coming to Orland Park

By Dermot Connolly The Orland Park Village Board, at its last meeting of 2020, finalized plans for several new restaurants and a long-awaited downtown residential development. The board first approved an inducement agreement that will bring a family-owned Taqueria Los Comales to 15609 S. Harlem Ave., the former site of a Dunkin’ Donuts. According to…

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Orland Chamber serves up a virtual expo during pandemic

By Jeff Vorva The Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce had to cancel its Community Expo in October, but Executive Director Felicitas Cortez and her crew have come up with a new concept for the expo that she hopes will keep residents shopping local. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many people in the local business…

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Orland Park moves to revoke Sky Zone business license

By Dermot Connolly An Orland Park municipal hearing is scheduled for Wednesday on the revocation of the business license for Sky Zone after a Sept. 12 melee at the indoor trampoline park. Mayor Keith Pekau and other village officials provided an update on the situation after two nearby residents asked about it at the Village…

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Palos Heights approves controversial gas station project

By Dermot Connolly The Palos Heights City Council voted 5-3 Tuesday night to allow a controversial Mobil gas station and 7-Eleven convenience store be built at the corner of Harlem Avenue and College Drive. The development by GW Properties will be on the northeast corner of the intersection adjacent to the Spectrum Palos Heights Senior…

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